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Ben Graham Centre's 2017 International Stock Picking Competition

April 18, 2017

Toronto, Ontario

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The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing held its 2017 Stock Picking Competition at the MBA level in Toronto on April 18, 2017.

Teams from MBA schools from around the world competed for $17,500 in cash prizes. Four finalist teams made presentations to a panel of distinguished value investors at the Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre in Toronto. On April 19, the finalist teams attended the Ben Graham Centre’s Value Investing Conference where the winners were announced. On April 20, they were invited to attend the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. Annual General Meeting in Toronto.


$0 for attendees; 50 spots available

Canadian dollars before taxes

Media Coverage

"Here's how this year's value investing conference for MBA students played out"
Globe and Mail, May 01, 2017.

"Ivey stock picking competition a valuable experience"
Ivey Business School, April 26, 2017.

"Stock-picking tips I learned from students"
MoneySense Magazine, April 24, 2017.

Competition Winners

Four teams were selected to participate in the competition finals held on April 18th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The panel of judges was thoroughly impressed by all four presentations. The finalist teams were ranked as follows:

1st Place: Sobey School of Business at St. Mary's University
Team members: Bill MacGregor, Morris MacLeod, Dev Jyoty Nath

2nd Place: Ivey Business School at Western University
Team members: Shilpa Agarwal, Sairam Srinivas, Weiqiang Qian

3rd Place: Columbia Business School at Columbia University
Team members: Jacob Doyle, Gilberto Giuzio, Sean O'Rourke

4th Place: Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University
Team members: Krishna Chaitanya, Jamie Kerr, Athena Zhao

2017 Stock Picking Competition Photos

Participating Schools

The following schools participated in the 2017 Ben Graham Centre’s stock picking competition and contributed to the competition’s success. Each of these schools put forward excellent research reports in the first round of the competition making the judges choices for the final round challenging.

  • Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business
  • China Europe International Business School
  • Columbia University - Columbia Business School
  • Cornell University
  • Fordham University - Gabelli School of Business
  • IESE Business School
  • Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
  • London Business School
  • McGill University - Desautels Faculty of Management
  • Nanyang Business School
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
  • New York University - Stern School of Business
  • Queen's University - Smith School of Business
  • Saint Mary's University - Sobey School of Business
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • The University of Manchester - Alliance Manchester Business School
  • University of California Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management
  • University of California Berkeley - Haas School of Business
  • University of Cambridge Judge Business School
  • University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
  • University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business
  • University of Stirling
  • University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
  • Western University - Ivey Business School


We would like to thank our key sponsor Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. as well as Bristol Gate Capital Partners Inc.Foyston, Gordon & Payne Inc. and Peters MacGregor Capital Management for their generous support in sponsoring the competition.

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